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Ekiti Guber Election: Fayemi Wins APC Primary, Set to Face Fayose’s Deputy in Governorship Poll

The Chairman of the Ekiti State Governorship Primary Election Committee, Governor Tanko Al-Makura, has declared Dr. John Kayode Fayemi the winner of the election.

He said Fayemi polled a total of 941 votes to beat 32 other aspirants while Segun Oni scored 481 votes and Kayode Ojo cane third with 281 votes out of the 2337 delegates accredited to vote.

He said Fayemi scored the highest number of votes and satisfied all requirements was hereby declared the winner.

Al-Makura said 2,313 were total valid votes.

Al-Mankura thanked contestants and security agents and delegates for cooperating with the committee to make the exercise a success.

22:52 p.m.

Vote counting concluded at 22:45. Fayemi wins.

21:57 p.m.

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and current Minister of Mines, Solid Minerals and Steel Development, John Kayode Fayemi, coasts home to victory with 941 votes out of 2,327 accredited delegate votes.

Official figure had been 2,618.

Second runner up is Segun Oni, also a former governor of the state. Kayode Ojo and Bamisile Olufemi are in third and fourth place.

21:01 p.m.

Vote counting continues

20:55 p.m.

Vote counting begins

20:54 p.m.

Sorting of votes ends.

20:35 p.m.

Last box (10th) being sorted

20:34 p.m.

Nine boxes sorted, one more to go. Fayemi still leading, Oni follows, Ojo in third, while Bamisile approaching fourth.

19:27 p.m.

Fayemi is closely followed by Segun Oni, and Kayode Ojo by Oni, as seventh box is being sorted.

19:26 p.m.

Votes’ sorting continues, six sorted, four, remaining. Fayemi leads in the six already sorted.

16:58 p.m.

As sorting of votes begin, three aspirants have no agents.

16:19 p.m.

Exercise drawing to a close as the last LGA, Irepodun-felodun LGA delegates just finished voting at 4:14

The excerxise began at about 1:06 p.m., with the first LGA, Ekiti East of the South Senatorial District, and now ends with the 16th LGA, Irepodun Ifelodun LGA of the Ekiti Central Senatorial District.

Votes sorting to begin in a mater of minutes.

15:14 p.m.

Accredited number of delegates, earlier announced as 2,326, has now been increased by one to 2,327. Chairman of the Primary committee and Governor of Nasarawa State Tanko Al-Makura, just gave the announcement, saying the additional number was earlier missed.

14:45 p.m.

Delegates from southern senatorial districts, all of the Ekiti East, Ekiti South West, Emure, Gbonyin, Ikere and Ise Orun LGAs have voted; pregnant women, nursing mothers and people living with disabilities are given special attention to vote on time.

Two other senatorial districts – Central and North – will follow; each with five LGAs. North senatorial district will start voting now, starting with Ido-Osi LGA

13:49 p.m.

Delegates from local government areas across Ekiti filing in from outside the hall to vote.

13:38 p.m.

Delegates from each local government area voting; Ekiti east voting now.

Numbers of delegates from some of the local government areas:

Ado LGA: 182, Accredited 146

Efon LGA: 144, Accredited 121

Ekiti West: 158, Accredited 148

Ijero LGA: 168, Accredited 156

Irepodun/Ifelodun: 157, Accredited 145

13:22 p.m.

Fayemi, Oni, Arise, Bamisile, Faparusi, others cast votes.

13:12 p.m.

Total accredited delegates voting now stand at 2.326 out of a total official figure of 2,618

13:09 p.m

Statutory delegates commence voting.

12:25 p.m.

Accreditation concludes at 12:25; voting to commence now with statutory delegates. Delegates leave immediately after casting their votes.

12:22 p.m.

Other aspirants of Ekiti APC Primary, Segun Oni, Bayo Orire (standing), Bimbo Daramola, Kolade Victor, Kola Alabi, Muyiwa Olumlua and others. Voting will commence  in 10 minutes.

10:53 a.m

Fayemi fraternizing with other aspirants as he comes in.

10:25 a.m.

APC will lose if delegates sell their votes to imposed aspirant, warns only female aspirant for governor Yaya Kolade.

10:10 a.m.

Heavy security at Ekiti APC primary venue, accreditation in progress.

9:45 a.m.

Accreditation for Ektit APC primary ongoing amid high security.




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